Discovery of Guiana: With Related Documents / Edition 1

Discovery of Guiana: With Related Documents / Edition 1

by Walter Ralegh
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312154372

ISBN-13: 9780312154370

Pub. Date: 09/07/2007

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's


Sir Walter Ralegh's The Discovery of Guiana is a masterpiece of early travel literature that brings together important themes of Renaissance exploration, the European encounter with the New World, and the culture and politics of early modern Europe. Part travel journal, part geography primer, part political tract, Ralegh's account offers insight into a time…  See more details below

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Sir Walter Ralegh's The Discovery of Guiana is a masterpiece of early travel literature that brings together important themes of Renaissance exploration, the European encounter with the New World, and the culture and politics of early modern Europe. Part travel journal, part geography primer, part political tract, Ralegh's account offers insight into a time of worldwide transformation. Benjamin Schmidt's insightful introduction places Ralegh's 1595 American adventure against a backdrop of sixteenth-century colonial rivalry and Elizabethan court intrigue. The volume includes additional documents from the Age of Exploration, including contemporary engravings that illustrate prevailing images of the New World and portraits of Ralegh that emphasize the importance of Renaissance self-fashioning. Document headnotes, a chronology, questions for consideration, and a selected bibliography offer additional pedagogical support.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312154370
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
09/07/2007
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
5.73(w) x 8.49(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents


Foreword Preface A Note about the Text List of Illustrations Part One Introduction: Ralegh’s Courteous Conquest
Prologue: A Plashy Place Ralegh, or The Renaissance Man in Full Discovery, or How to Get "New" Worlds in the Renaissance Guiana, or Europe's El Dorado Ralegh's Discoverie of Guiana, or Text in Context Epilogue: Ralegh's Legacy Part Two Sir Walter Ralegh, The Discovery of Guiana Part Three Related Documents
1. Picturing Ralegh: Courtly Self-Fashioning, 1588-1735
2. Sir Walter Ralegh, Farewell to the Court, ca. 1588 and The Lie, ca.1592
3. Picturing Guiana: Marvels and Monsters, 1599
4. The Travels of Sir John Mandeville, ca. 1356
5. Bartolomé de Las Casas, A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies, 1552
6. Sir Walter Ralegh, Of the Voyage for Guiana, ca. 1596
7. Thomas Harriot, A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia, 1588
8. Hernán Cortés, Letters from Mexico, 1522 Appendixes
A Chronology of Sir Walter Ralegh with Key Events from the History of Exploration (1492-1630)
Questions for Consideration Selected Bibliography
Index

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